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Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof signed for 2021 debut

Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof signed for 2021 debut

28 May 2019 Hotel News

Hilton has signed a deal with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. The 150 guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the brand’s debut property in Africa.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Africa’s Travel Indaba

Breaking Travel News investigates: Africa’s Travel Indaba

8 May 2019 Focus

As South Africa goes to the polls, incumbent president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is keen to woo the hospitality sector with the promise of a radical overhaul of the national visa regime. Reporting from Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban for Breaking Travel News, Sapphire Goss assesses what impact it will have on the local market

Derek Hanekom, minister of tourism, South Africa

Derek Hanekom, minister of tourism, South Africa

9 November 2018 Videos

South Africa minister of tourism Derek Hanekom tells Breaking Travel News how new visa regulations will benefit the tourism sector in the destination during World Travel Market in London. Also up for discussion are the messaging around the apparent water shortage in Cape Town and the value of attending the leading European trade show.

Tolene van der Merwe, hub head, UK & Ireland, South African Tourism

Tolene van der Merwe, hub head, UK & Ireland, South African Tourism

9 November 2018 Videos

As the country seeks to allay fears over water shortages and visa restrictions, Breaking Travel News here speaks to Tolene van der Merwe, hub head in the UK & Ireland for South African Tourism, about a return to form for the destination in 2019. Also on the agenda are opportunities created by the falling value of the rand and a fresh tourism push under the new political administration.